The Division of Fire Safety developed the Basic Fire Fighter program at the request of the Missouri Fire Safety Education/Advisory Commission. This 36-hour course is designed to provide recruit firefighters with basic knowledge and skills necessary to help them function safely and effectively as members of a fire department. Much of the information contained in this program comes from the Fire Fighter I and II curriculum to provide continuity in training materials. Should a student desire to pursue firefighter certification within one year of completing the basic program, the completed skill sheets can be used to show mastery of some of the skills.

The Basic Fire Fighter curriculum and course approval forms may be obtained at no charge by contacting the Training and Certification Unit at (573) 522-2426.